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Round Table Coordinating Assembly

Event GODORT Program at ALA Annual: Gov Docs Kids Group: Learn and Have Fun with Government Resources

by Amy West on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Location: Chicago Hilton (HIL) (hotel map)

Room: Boulevard A/B

Location: Chicago Hilton (HIL) (hotel map)

Room: Boulevard A/B

This program will help participants promote government information while engaging K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science and government. Games, interactive activities, teaching aids and lesson plans will be highlighted, along with exciting tools to enhance student learning. We will provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference skills and aid in collection development decisions. We will focus on resources available at the Gov Docs Kids Group website, which includes primary source materials and links to U.S. Government Web sites for kids. Please see our websites at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Gov_Doc_Kids and http://govdocs4children.pbwiki.com/ for more information.

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Government Information Interest Group

Event GODORT Program at ALA Annual: Gov Docs Kids Group: Learn and Have Fun with Government Resources

by Amy West on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Location: Chicago Hilton (HIL) (hotel map)

Room: Boulevard A/B

Location: Chicago Hilton (HIL) (hotel map)

Room: Boulevard A/B

This program will help participants promote government information while engaging K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science and government. Games, interactive activities, teaching aids and lesson plans will be highlighted, along with exciting tools to enhance student learning. We will provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference skills and aid in collection development decisions. We will focus on resources available at the Gov Docs Kids Group website, which includes primary source materials and links to U.S. Government Web sites for kids. Please see our websites at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Gov_Doc_Kids and http://govdocs4children.pbwiki.com/ for more information.

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Strategic Thinking for Academic Libraries

Discussion Big university libraries forced to make big budget cuts

by Kathryn Deiss on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

Over at Digital Koans, Charles Bailey is reporting on the deep cuts some university libraries are having to make in coming months.

How are library administrators managing these cuts? Who do they involve in the decision making process?

How is are positions and roles/work being redefined as these cuts are made?

Social Media Mavens

Discussion Using Facebook groups for increased library involvement

by Art Morrical on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 08:30 am

We are opening a new library building but have not been able to pass a operating rate increase referendum. One new way to increase participation is get the community involved with an interactive Facebook group. We started a Facebook group, "Fans of the Sugar Grove Public Library". Please jon us as I welcome your input on how to get the community residents to join and get more involved. What incentives do you offer folks to get there and then stay involved? Thanks for your support and ideas.

We are opening a new library building but have not been able to pass a operating rate increase referendum. One new way to increase participation is get the community involved with an interactive Facebook group. We started a Facebook group, "Fans of the Sugar Grove Public Library". Please jon us as I welcome your input on how to get the community residents to join and get more involved. What incentives do you offer folks to get there and then stay involved? Thanks for your support and ideas.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=53060207561&ref=ts

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Virtual Communities and Libraries

Discussion ALA's Linda Mays discusses El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), also known as Children's Day/Book Day in podcast at Member Lounge

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29), available "on demand" 24/7:

In this five-minute podcast, Linda Mays, program officer for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA), discusses April 30, 2009, Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), a national celebration of children, families and reading.

Find out more about the event at http://www.ala.org/dia

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29), available "on demand" 24/7:

In this five-minute podcast, Linda Mays, program officer for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA), discusses April 30, 2009, Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), a national celebration of children, families and reading.

Find out more about the event at http://www.ala.org/dia

RSVP for the podcast at its Facebook Event Page.

 

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Second Life Users Group

Discussion ALA's Linda Mays discusses El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), also known as Children's Day/Book Day in podcast at Member Lounge

by Valerie Hawkins (staff) on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29), available "on demand" 24/7:

In this five-minute podcast, Linda Mays, program officer for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA), discusses April 30, 2009, Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), a national celebration of children, families and reading.

Find out more about the event at http://www.ala.org/dia

Now playing at the Member Lounge on ALA Island (79, 89, 29), available "on demand" 24/7:

In this five-minute podcast, Linda Mays, program officer for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC, a division of ALA), discusses April 30, 2009, Children's Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), a national celebration of children, families and reading.

Find out more about the event at http://www.ala.org/dia

RSVP for the podcast at its Facebook Event Page.

 

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Library Education in the 21st Century

Discussion Interesting Ideas in the LIS Classroom

by Michael Stephens on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

This from Michael Wesch is fascinating me:

http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=214 


How our class works:

This from Michael Wesch is fascinating me:

http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=214 


How our class works:

First off, we organize it as a research group, not a class.
So, instead of a syllabus we have a research schedule.
The research schedule is editable at any time by anybody involved in the project.

All edits are (almost) instantly reported at our Netvibes research hub via RSS.

The hub also includes a Yahoo Pipe combining the feeds from each of the 15 students’ blogs.
There is a second Yahoo Pipe that combines all the comment feeds from those blogs as well.

To the right, we have a feed from our Diigo group, which we use to share links and notes on the web. 

http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=202#more-202 

My student-researchers and I tried something a little different to kick off our semester.  Instead of the standard syllabus that requires everybody to read a few articles to discuss, we decided instead to organize ourselves into a Smart Mob that would try to read a good hunk of the literature on a single topic in one go.  We chose to explore the implications of anonymity online, which is the centerpiece of our project this year.

 

I'm eager to incorporate these ideas into my fall classes... thoughts? Success stories? 

 

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GODORT Education Committee (Government Documents Round Table)

Event GODORT Education Meeting

by Jennie Burroughs on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 02:31 pm

GODORT Education will host a discussion session on statistical and data literacy. In the business meeting, the committee will continue discussion of the government information competencies project and begin planning online programming for GODORT.

GODORT Education Committee (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Handout Exchange

by Jennie Burroughs on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 02:06 pm

Handout Exchange screenshotThe goal of the GODORT Handout Exchange is to gather into one place the many tools available to government information librarians to assist in the successful management of electronic government information and in building advocacy skills to promote access to this information.

Handout Exchange screenshotThe goal of the GODORT Handout Exchange is to gather into one place the many tools available to government information librarians to assist in the successful management of electronic government information and in building advocacy skills to promote access to this information. To speed the creation of instructional materials and save the time of fellow librarians, the Exchange includes example handouts and websites on numerous government information-related topics. The Exchange also includes sample policies, instructions, and training tools for library management.

The Handout Exchange moved to the GODORT wiki in 2008. The intent was to facilitate easier maintenance and updating of the Exchange. The project thrives on fresh content, so please feel free to add your handouts, guides, and tutorials to the Exchange to assist your government information colleagues. We don't need to reinvent the wheel. We can provide templates for one another to save time, share models, and work smarter.

 

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ALA Website Advisory Committee

Event 2009 Annual WAC Meeting

by Shifted Jenny Levine on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Location: McCormick Place Convention Center, Room W-195

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